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Lemon Pound Cake

My maternal grandparents had thirteen children. I have fond memories of most of them. I remember my great-aunt Lois ironing linen for the church’s …

Making bread at home is way easier than you think — master it with these basic steps

Homemade bread will always be better than store-bought. And, get this, making bread at home can even be easier than going out to the store.<p>Want …

Baking

Five Habits Of People Who Get Promoted To Leadership

Are you one step away from a senior leadership role? The secret to getting over the line and being promoted to that new leadership level can be one simple thing: <i>giving yourself permission to lead.</i><p>People are often told that in order to move to their next level they need to “work on their …

Leadership

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

12 self-sabotaging behaviors exceptional leaders avoid

It starts with making choices based on "bone-deep, intuitive goodness," according to Tim Eskew.<p>Setting authentic goals and working hard are also critically important. Robin Camarote says, "Rarely do reliable go-getters stumble into exceptional circumstance."<p>Living the life you've imagined is …

Working Smarter: 11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

The amount of time we have to get things done in our day is limited. We all work within the same 24 hour day, yet some people do a fantastic amount …

How much money do I really need to retire?

<b>Question from Kate, 58, of Quebec City.</b> How much do I need to save to maintain my standard of living in retirement?<p>Mr. Gillespie specializes in how to generate tax-effective income in retirement.<p>Clay Gillespie is a financial adviser, portfolio manager and managing director of Rogers Group Financial …

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

The 9 Best Exercises for Weight Loss, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness

Throw these moves into your gym routine for more calorie-torching power.<p>Cranking out any kind of exercise on the regular can help you lose weight, but by strategically planning your sweat fest, you can get to your goal faster—and who doesn't want that?<p>To make your workouts as efficient as possible, …

What exactly are negative interest rates anyway?

Economist Paul Beaudry explains the new thinking around negative interest rates and how they would impact consumers were they implemented in …

Economics

Are You Baking With the Right Chocolate?

Do you know your bittersweet from your semisweet from your dark from your milk from your…? The world of baking chocolate is confusing. Here's how to navigate it.<p>The baking aisle of your supermarket is a complicated place, stacked high with questions and more varieties of funfetti cake than you ever …

The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.<p>Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy guide to each part of the eye so …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …